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  • home built Flica 37

  • plywood Romany 34

  • lightweight 14ft Zeta mainhull

  • Strike 15 trimaran at speed

  • 28ft Skoota in British Columbia

  • 10ft 2 sheet ply Duo dinghy

  • 24ft Strider sailing fast

  • 36ft Mirage open deck catamaran


The Pixie below is sailing in Peru


sheet ply stitch and glue

LENGTH O.A. 4.3m 14ft 2in
LENGTH W.L. 4.1m 13ft 6in
BEAM O.A. 2.1m 7ft
DISPL (empty) 75Kg 170lbs
SAIL AREA 11.5 sqm124sqft

The two photos below were taken of the prototype Pixie's first sail, back in 1981 (hence the poor quality) but they show that it really is an off the beach catamaran. I remember it being quite fun sailing full speed up the sandy beach.

The PIXIE is an entry level car toppable beach cat that has proved extremely popular, with hundreds now sold worldwide. It has often been built by Scout groups or as school projects. The American magazine "Wooden Boat" market this design alongside its bigger and more racy sister the Quattro 16. The PIXIE hulls are assembled using slot together beams. No spanners, bolts or keys are required.

Complete assembly including rigging takes about 15 minutes. Each hull weighs about 20Kgs so is easy to cartop single handed. The rounded V hulls eliminate the need for daggerboards, making it easy to build and to sail off the beach. PIXIE is ideal for those new to boatbuilding and catamarans. It is also ideal for those who want a fun beach boat that sails well but who are not that interested in racing.

More on building a Pixie HERE....

More on Sailing a Pixie HERE....

Comments on the Pixie HERE....

Pixie Videos HERE....


Pixie Materials list HERE...

There is a page from the Pixie building plans in the FREE download plan pack, see the Lefthand Menu. To buy a set of Pixie plans please click the "Then Buy A Design" link on the top menu bar